Ways to Make Your Bedroom More Comfortable
As mums, we do so much for our families that there are times when we forget to take care of ourselves. The truth is, taking care of our health is as important as taking care of others because we need to be our best every day.
What happens when you don’t get the sleep you need? Lots of things, actually.
We are less alert, your memory is affected, your stress levels will increase, and your quality of life will lessen. How do you think affects your ability to be a quality mom?
If you find that you aren’t getting enough sleep, then it’s time you started to pamper yourself and make sure you get the slumber you need. When you do, you will find that you feel great, your skin will look fantastic, and your ability to do all the things required of an exceptional mum will skyrocket.
One way to get the sleep you need is to make your bedroom the most comfortable room in your home. Let’s look at a few ways you can make that happen.
Big fluffy pillows give the impression that the room is comfortable, and for some of us this may be the case. But the fact is, if you are a person that sleeps on your back or your stomach then big fluffy pillows are doing more damage at night than good.
If you sleep on your back or stomach, your big fluffy pillow will put your neck in an unnatural alignment. This can cause neck aches and pains. You should try a thin pillow, which is a better option for keeping your neck and back in its natural state.
For side sleepers big fluffy pillows are just what you need because it fills in the distance between your head and the bed. Still, stick to a thin pillow for a more restful night if you are a back or stomach sleeper.
When you are creating a room that is comforbate, you need to take the color scheme seriously. Colors like reds, yellows, and oranges work well in the kitchen because it reminds us of sunshine and daylight. For a room like a bedroom, where you want to get the most rest you possibly can, these colors might seem a bit jarring.
Take a look at some light blue, or lavender, which is a very calming color. You can do an all white room with hints of these other colors too. The blue might make you feel like you are on a cloud.
As a mum I do realise the difficulty in keeping anything white clean so, if you are in fear of getting things dingy, try dark blues. Deep mahogany is another soothing look that runs in the dark family.
The point is, find a bedroom color scheme that is appealing to you in a way that will make you feel the kind of comfort needed when you are ready for bed.
While green would make another great bedroom color, I am talking about living greens, aka plants. There is no denying we have a great give and take relationship with our Earth partners, the trees and plants. They give us oxygen and we return it to them in the form of carbon dioxide.
Imagine having this exchange while you sleep. If you are a person who loves plants, you could make your room feel like a jungle. Or if you don’t exactly have a green thumb then try some type of fern that is impossible to kill. Adding a plant to your bedroom could add to the comfort level.
Most bedroom come with an overhead light, and they are as bright as the light bulbs you put in them. Of course, if you want to read a book in bed getting up to shut the light off when you are ready to sleep is kind of a pain. This is why you need a nice soft table lamp.
When you are sitting up in bed reading it’s nice to have a light that isn’t too harsh. It’s also nice to just lean over and shut it off.
Rooms that are filled with too many things are far from comfortable. If you have boxes stacked high and stuff everywhere it may be time to start purging. A room filled with chaos is going to radiate chaos and this atmosphere isn’t the best for sleeping.
While you are getting rid of things in your bedroom you should add your television, your tablet, your computer/laptop, and your smartphone to that pile. You don’t have to get rid of them completely, just get them out of the bedroom.
Anything with a screen like the items I mentioned above can mess with our circadian rhythms. This is because our pineal gland produces melatonin when it gets dark, the hormone that regulates our circadian rhythms, which is our internal clock. If we stare at a bright screen this can be mistaken for sunlight and lower the production of melatonin.
These are just a few ways you can make your bedroom the most comfortable room in the house. When you do and start getting the sleep you need, you will be a super mum!